Columbus Metropolitan Library Announces New Position To Work With Area Schools
An impressive commitment from CEO Pat Losinski and the entire team at CML. Kudos!
On the same day the state released school report card data, the Columbus Metropolitan Libraries announced a new position designed to “help ensure that students have the resources to succeed outside of the classroom.”
CML officials announced Thursday the creation of the position of Director of Education and Partnerships.
The libraries also will be reallocating a member of senior-level staff to focus entirely on advancing initiatives aimed at pre-K literacy as Director of Early Childhood Literacy.
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From a Columbus Metropolitan Library News Release:
The Director of Education and Partnerships will collaborate directly with public, private and charter schools to ensure that students have the resources they need to succeed outside of the classroom. “CML is uniquely poised to work with students during out-of-school time – preschool, after school and summer,” said CEO Patrick Losinski.
CML is also working to implement two new initiatives later this fall in the Whitehall City and Groveport Madison school districts that will assist students and educators. They are:
1. A school delivery service. CML will deliver library materials directly to elementary schools in these two districts to ensure books are in the hands of our school children.
2. A special Kids Card. A new “Kids Card” will be given to all elementary school students in the two districts, granting them the ability to check out three children’s books without incurring fines or needing a parent signature.
CML plans to expand these services to eight other districts in Franklin County in the next year.
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